Dell EMC outlines Qatar’s transformational roadmap

Transformation conference aimed at helping organisations thrive in a rapidly evolving digital Middle East

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Dell EMC outlines Qatar’s transformational roadmap Qatar is at the forefront of regional digitisation endeavors, observes Mahakian.
By  David Ndichu Published  April 13, 2017

Dell EMC today has held its first and biggest event in Doha, Qatar, dubbed “Let the Transformation Begin”.

As IT assumes a central role in the fast-evolving business landscape, Dell EMC aimed with this one-day event to showcase its capabilities in the fastest growing areas of technology to help organisations in Qatar realize their digital future.

According to a report by Ministry of Transport and Communications, Qatar’s ICT spending in the commercial sector is expected to reach $2,761 million in 2019. Qatar has an opportunity to make a quantum leap in using technology solutions to develop a knowledge-based economy with a cutting-edge infrastructural backbone characterized by economic diversification, innovation and entrepreneurship – all of which are central to Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

Given that ICT is an essential pillar to ensure sustained growth in a digital economy, organisations in the GCC region are trying to heighten investments and business support to enable digital transformation. According to recent findings of a survey conducted by Dell Technologies across 16 countries and 12 industries including the GCC region, only 4% of businesses surveyed have implemented digital transformation initiatives, whereas 37% of businesses are still planning digital investments. In addition, pointing to a bigger issue, 32% of businesses feel lack of right technologies to work at the speed of business prohibits digital transformation.

In light of the above, at the Let the Transformation Begin conference, Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, discussed how customers in Qatar can leverage industry’s complete set of solutions by Dell EMC to facilitate innovation across every aspect of business and fuel profitable growth. On the same note, Habib Mahakian, vice president, Gulf & Pakistan at Dell EMC shared in-depth insights on the need to transform and overcome the challenge of managing the present and future customer and business demands while simultaneously ensuring digital-readiness.

The event featured discussions and demos to help understand the critical role of advanced technology, mind-sets and delivery methods that will drive success in the new digital era.

Mahakian said it is imperative for every organisation in the GCC country to transform the way they approach their IT strategy, as Qatar prepares to stand at the forefront of digitization powered by its National Vision 2030. 

“With IT infrastructure becoming critical to ensure sustainable growth for both public and private organizations alike, Dell EMC is strongly positioned to help organizations in Qatar capitalize on this next wave of industry change.  Through this event, we aim to work together with Qatar-based organizations to achieve a larger objective for sustainable economic growth. With an unmatched portfolio of industry-leading technology, we remain committed to serve as a trusted adviser to help Qatar become future-ready,” Mahakian added.

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